Saturday, June 04, 2011

PsychCentral's Dr Rick Nauert writes article about drug that erases bad memories

Psych CentralI never go to PsychCentral and I'm amazed by some of their articles totally pro-Pharmas. Again Dr Rick Nauert writing about a miracle drug that... erases bad memories! OMG! This is just like finding the source of happiness.
Look at the article here:

By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 27, 2011
The Drug Metyrapone to Erase Bad Memories?University of Montreal researchers say that the drug metyrapone reduces the brain’s ability to re-record the negative emotions associated with painful memories. In other words, bad memories are effectively blocked from being recalled or remembered.
The team’s study challenges the theory that memories cannot be modified once they are stored in the brain.
“Metyrapone is a drug that significantly decreases the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is involved in memory recall,” explained lead author Marie-France Marin, a doctoral student.
Manipulating cortisol close to the time of forming new memories can decrease the negative emotions that may be associated with them, the researchers said.
“The results show that when we decrease stress hormone levels at the time of recall of a negative event, we can impair the memory for this negative event with a long-lasting effect,” said Sonia Lupien, Ph.D., who directed the research.
Thirty-three men participated in the study, which involved learning a story composed of neutral and negative events.

No thanks. I rather keep my bad memories exactly where they are because they are part of who I am.

3 years old diagnosed depressed: Psychiatrist Rick Naubert Senior News Editor of PsychCentral writes article

The article is here:Psych Central

"Naturally, parents of depressed preschoolers are concerned about treatment options for their children. While antidepressants have been used with some success in the adult population, there is wide concern about whether they should be used in children, let alone children of such a young age whose brains are going through critical periods of development.
“Certainly, with kids, there are all kinds of concerns particular to their age and level of neurological and physical development when we’re talking about drug treatments,” said clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Yapko. “Despite those concerns, the Food and Drug Administration estimates that 7 percent of antidepressants are still being prescribed to children.”"
Subliminally Dr Michael shows his approval for antidepressants's use in children or he would not leave the FDA data without a comment. Or it was edited this way. "There is "a concern" it can be, not be, it depends... so, take it just in case."
Dr. Rick Naubert also send this message: "I'm so concerned with children! They might be depressed. Be careful parents. If your son/daughter is behaving... blah blah... " 
They will keep on prescribing to no matter who. We keep watching.